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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good tuesday morning many thank you for waking up and joining us, i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. there must not be many clouds out there. >> any sprinkles today? we are looking at live doppler 7 hd, there are a few showers getting close to the coast. within 18 to 25 miles. the good thing is showers are starting to fall apart. they could spread a few sprinkles across your neighborhoods as they draw closer. rotating more north. that is going to mean that the extreme northwest sonoma county coast could get a
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little rain over the morning hours. scattered showers in the forecast for the rest of the afternoon temperatures below average, 40s and 50s this morning. golden gate bridge with roadwork north end of the span, four lanes past the roadwork a bit of a day into the waldo tunnel due to that roadwork. san mateo bridge. southbound 101 down to one lane through cortamadera into mill valley at the waldo as you mentioned, slow traffic there. dumbarton bridge roadwork two right lanes until 5:00 this morning. otherwise clear sailing, so far. president obama is leaving the bay area this morning with a heavier campaign war chest. reignited passion among supporters after a fiery speech last night. amy hollyfield is live outside the inter-continental hotel.
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>> reporter: good morning. barack obama told his supporters last night it is time to get almost obsessive. he arrived in friendly territory of san francisco yesterday on a day when the poll up ins that were released don't look good for the president. pew research center found mitt romney is leading 49-45%. the first major poll taken since he debated mitt romney. the president's debate performance was widely criticized even by his supporters. some said they came out to support him in san francisco because of his debate performance. >> the debate, i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help, i would never forgive . that's why i'm here today. -- >> reporter: the president is in town to raise money this is his sixth visit here this year.
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he told supporters he intends to win this election. his next stop is ohio, a swing state. he will be leaving this morning, this is between -- on howard between fourth and fifth he will be leaving after commute rush hour, after 9:00. you want to keep that in mind if you are going to be in this area. when his motorcade is on the move they shutdown several downtown blocks. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. when that does happen sue hall will be keeping us posted. the president's visit draws protest -- protesters, a small group turned out last night. they called on the obama administration to withdraw troops from afghanistan. mitt romney campaigns today in iowa and ohio. he will attend a rally two miles west of des moines. yesterday, he thanked supporters of virginia for
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coming out in the rain and -- [ unintelligible ] >> he would continue to spend a trillion more than we take in every year in my view that's immoral and wrong. i would cut federal spending and get us on track to a balanced budget. >> romney moves to ohio tonight due to be joined by new jersey governor christie. today saturday suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi finds out if he will lose his job. the board of supervisors set to vote this afternoon on his fate. anti-domestic violence groups held a rally yesterday calling on the supervisors to remove mirkarimi. mirkarimi was suspended by mayor lee after pleading guilty. the charge stemmed if a new year's eve argument with his wife which left her with a bruised arm. the ethics commission
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determined that mirkarimi committed official misconduct. we'll have a live report from katie marzullo in the next half hour. new, oakland police investigating their 96th and 97th homicides of the year. two people were found dead in a car last night one shot in the head, both men. it happened near 10th and philibert. no immediate information on suspects. the fbi is investigating friday's fatal stab of a home in her home. family and friends of the victim 55-year-old susie ko held a memorial vigil last night. they are reaching out to the public to help bring her killer to justice. >> reporter: a grieving husband and family leads a slow procession of mourners to the home where susie ko, be loved wife and mother once lived place adorned with candles and flowers.
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>> everybody think she is such a good mother figure. that's why i instead of calling her, her real name sue see, i always call her mommy too. i feel like she is everybody's mommy. >> reporter: he was waiting for his wife to pick him up at the airport last friday but she never showed. her body was found by a neighbor stabbed in the home's entry hall. the families outback was missing from the garage. a photo of the car is now posted on the family's website and facebook page. the fbi assisting hercules police in finding the killer. >> we are looking for possible small drops of blood that may have been from a weapon or just anything that might help us have any kind of leads in this case. >> she always want us to improve, to be better. sue see, we love you. -- susie, we love you. >> reporter: police may let
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susie ko's husband in the home wednesday to see if anything was missing or stolen. the idaho plates on that stolen subaru they say may have been removed, but they hope anybody can help. developing news in napa dozens will be forced from their homes while the bomb squad destroys a container of highly dangerous ether. authorities found it at the calistoga fairgrounds yesterday. 75 to 100 people will be forced from their homes as a precaution. the operation should take two hours. no major road closures are expected. tonight begins battle to stay alive in baseball divisional playoffs where the for the a's and giants.
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-- big time fans rallied in front of oakland city hall yesterday to cheer on the green and gold a's play in front of a sell-out crowd tonight first pitch 6:07 a's down two games to none, players and fans are confident they won't be swept in the best of five series. giants also down two games to none. first pitch today at 2:37 our time. giants battling reds and history no team in the national league has won three straight road games to advance to the league championship series. vogelsong gets his first ever post-season start today. when there's a game four, zito will get the start. >> you got that start some has never been done in the national league, time for the giants to do it. >> right. mike orange tie to support that spirit.
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[ unintelligible ] partly sunny, 60°, going to be a cool day in oakland, even a cool evening. let's talk about three mile visibility santa rosa, quarter mile in novato, fog developing in the north bay also the north bay where we are watching the rain now as you can see it is still ash. ing offshore -- arching offshore 15 to 20 miles as it heads north it is disspating. the best chance of showers is still going to be over the ocean the next couple of hours. [ unintelligible ] stray shower possible today at any time i think more than likely we are going to remain
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dry temperatures below average under a partly sunny sky. low 60s by 4:00, upper 60s bay and low 70s to mid 70s by 4:00 inland. the next three days chances of showers south bay monterey bay tomorrow cool and dry thursday another slight shower chance friday. good morning. happy tuesday. live look at 80 berkeley past ashby and university into the macarthur maze light traffic. same with the bay bridge toll, everything is smooth sailing into san francisco, no metering lights. westbound tonight highway 4 full closure for morrical trance work from 11:00 tonight to 12:30 tomorrow morning. right now out of antioch towards pittsburg westbound looking good. slow out of the central valley still good speeds towards the altamont up and over into the livermore and dublin pleasanton area.
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drive time of less than 15 minutes. we've been waiting the a's game tonight 6:07 coliseum, expect delays 880, 580, great to take bart. arsonist on the loose in the south bay. what he's targeting and why firefighters want him off the streets, fast. sexual assault on a park trail has joggers and hikers on edge. first, this morning's tech bites. you will be able to order the first windows 8 phones later this month. the verge website says at&t will begin taking preorders october 21st, delivery early next month. 2/3 of technology executives think mitt romney would be better for their industry than barack obama. the same survey finds 3/4 expect the president to win reelection. so far he's ahead in fundraising in silicon valley. the force is with the hottest mobile game franchise angry
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good tuesday morning. a few clouds out there, possibility for sprinkles throughout the day early this morning. mike says those of you north of the city far north have a better odds certainly everybody keep umbrellas handy. more coming up. east bay parks police are warning people not to walk alone along a stretch of trail in bay point. a woman told list that a man with a knife sexually assaulted her around 6:00 -- yesterday morning. police are looking for an african-american man in his 40s, all black clothes, blue bike. people tell us the trail is plagued with problems,
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including one woman robbed last year. >> one bumped from behind and grabbed me and threw me down and took my cell phone. >> a neighbor was walking somebody rode up behind her and grabbed her privates. >> police say there have been at least 10 incidents since june. this morning, uc berkeley police are warning women to be careful after two incidents on campus. last saturday someone used a cell phone to record an 18-year-old woman while she showered at sproul hall. six hours later during a game a 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed of her ticket to the game at gate 8. san jose fire department looking for a fire bug, six incidents in the area of downing in the past eight days. the arsonist appears to be targeting dumpsters. the fire has also burned
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nearby bushes so far no serious damage to property. big morning for an american scientist. remarkable work that has earned him and a colleague the nobel prize in physics with jerry sandusky faces sentencing in over an hour. the surprising statement he's expected to make. war on obesity takes a new twist. today at 3:00 on katie, magic johnson and kathy ireland. the they open up about their success in the business world. i can't stand these spots.
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60s seattle and portland 92 phoenix. flight departure delays out of newark, all other major airports even regional california airports on time. the top u.s. counterterrorism adviser will visit libya today to discuss the investigation of the attack that left four americans dead last month. chris stevens was killed with three other americans. the senior white house adviser john brennan is planning to meet with the president of the libyan national congress as well as army intelligence and other foreign ministry officials. american fbi agents traveled to tripoli a few days after the attack to join the investigation. domestic political upheaval from the country held up their visit to benghazi for more than two weeks. this morning a judge is expected to sentence jerry
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sandusky to live out the rest of his days in prison. he released an unapologetic statement last night. t.j. winick is covering the sentencing. >> reporter: he regrets not taking the stand after being convicted of 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse against 10 boys. for the last three months he's been spending time in jail writing a statement he plans to read today. last night he issued an audio statement which ran on penn state's student-run radio. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: at 68-years-old a life sentence is almost inevitable. the judge has a wide range of possibilities. the crimes the former football coach was convicted of occurred over 15 years during which laws changed and
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mandatory minimums were increased. his attorney says sandusky is going to fight for a new trial. >> he's been upbeat, working with his appeal, confident that he's going to get another shot at this. >> reporter: in addition to sandusky speaking the hearing will include arguments by attorneys, possible messages of support from friends and family and impact statements by at least two victims. after sentencing he will under got an extensive evaluation which could last up to two months to determine which of the 25 state prisons he's sent to. t.j. winick, abc news. a uc berkeley graduate is the first american to win this year's nobel prize in physics, david wineland seen on the left will share the award with haroche of france. the rile academy of sciences
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says they opened the door to new experiments in quantum physics. a look at the weather and see where that rain is out there. >> depends on where you are it could be anywhere with it being closest to the coast that would be a better area to see scattered light showers during morning hours. let's look at what is going on the embarcadero san francisco back to the bay bridge looks quiet. live doppler 7 hd, this is what it looks like right now and let me flatten this out a little, as i do, you will be able to see how close it is to the coast. about 17 mile there is as we head toward -- 15 to 17 miles
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-- we'll put it into motion, it is dissipating as it heads north, the chunk of low pressure starting to move more towards northwest which means good sign that most of this activity is going to stay well out over the ocean. don't be surprised if a spray sprinkle or two gets along the sonoma marin county coast this morning. we are running in the 40s napa, santa rosa everybody else in the 50s. thick fog north bay valleys. monterey bay all over the scale from 48 gilroy inland to 51 salinas and santa rosa, mid to upper 50s monterey and watsonville. in the afternoon the big story is still going to be temperatures below average upper 60s to low 70s also the peninsula, low to mid 60s coast downtown south san francisco and sausalito upper 60s to low 70s north bay valleys mid to upper 60s most of the east bay shore low to
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mid 70s east bay valleys. monterey bay mid to upper 60s low to mid 70s inland. stray shower possible tahoe dry, 61, 71 yosemite. for toe -- for tonight 40s and 50s with cloud cover. tomorrow the best chance of showers more of them, will be in the south bay from the dumbarton bridge down to the monterey bay a break thursday, slight chance friday night into saturday, warming trend sunday and monday. live shot of golden gate bridge looking good roadwork north section of the span slow from the waldo tunnel to the span down to one lane for another little bit until 6:00 this morning. northbound 87 past hp pavillion off-ramp traffic light through san jose.
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south 101 roadwork through cortamadera to one lane past paradise drive and tamalpais drive until 5:30 this morning. northbound 101 oyster point south san francisco first words of an accident to the right. no significant slowing coming into san francisco. drive times heading out right now, 580 towards the altamont and livermore highway 4 westbound hillcrest 242 over 15 minutes east shore freeway commute into the maze. this morning around 6:00 our time, a daredevil will attempt to set the extreme skydiving record parachuting from the edge of space. take a live look at the preparations underway in roswell, new mexico crews making last minute preps for the death defying feat. see that silver thing on the back of that trailer that's the capsule that will take bumgarner into space for the jump. giant balloon will lift the
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capsule to 122,000 feet he will jump out wearing a special suit and freefall for more than four minutes before deploying his chute. possibly becoming the first man outside a vehicle to break the speed of sound. weather delayed the jump yesterday. conditions look favorable today. who is better at helping you lose weight, weight watchers or your doctor's program? a study finds overweight and obese people tend to lose more weight in commercial programs like weight watchers than in doctor led groups or combination. 37% of weight watchers participants lost at least 10% of their starting weight compared to 15% of people in a combined group and 11% in the doctor-led program. you may soon see calorie counts on soda vending machines, coke, pepsi and
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dr. pepper plan to post on selection buttons this is a mock-up demonstrating the plan it will start next year in chicago and san antonio. cities have targeted soft s to fight obesity richmond is one the city is considering a -- one cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. long public ordeal is over. decision-day is here for ross mirkarimi. we are live with the latest on the last-ditch efforts to sway supervisors. people struggling to hold on to their homes in oakland may get more help. program being unveiled this morning. is the pain at the pump easing? we just checked latest gas
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